It's Selfish Sewing Week! It's time to put aside those "other" projects and pick up all those that you've been pushing aside for yourself!
My first project this week, a Lane Raglan tee by Hey June.
I was so excited to get a chance to sew up this raglan. I've had my eye on it since it came out and...I knew just the fabric I wanted to use to make it! You might remember me saying something like:
"I am so in love with the mix of tomboy and girly girl in this shirt, I'm really thinking about making one of my own!"
I wasn't so sure I wanted a long sleeved shirt, but also didn't realize that until after I had the sleeves sewn, so I simply rolled them up to where I wanted them to be and added a little knit band to hold them rolled up in place all the time...
And, I love the rolled sleeve addition!
This floral knit is simply the most comfortable knit ever!
I made the shirt according to my measurements and made the XL, which, while it is comfortable, it feels way too big to me, just too loose all around, and because I'm short, too long...
This is not to say I won't (and haven't) wear it, just to say that the next time I'll try a smaller size...
In fact, I wore it yesterday. And, unbeknownst to me, Violet had the same plan...I came upstairs to check on everyone as they were getting to school and found that we were wearing the same shirt! We giggled and got a kick out of it!
And Henry took our picture! Thus, the lack of heads! He was so excited to be allowed to use the camera! Violet took the other pictures.
Are you sewing along for Selfish Sewing week? Share what you've been sewing! Add your projects to the Selfish Sewing Week Kollabora event and use the hashtag #selfishsewing and #selfishsewingweek on instagram and twitter!
Some other bloggers who are sewing along, stop by to see what they are making!
milkybeer · Behind the Hedgerow · jm_subrn · Sew What, Sherlock?
Lladybird · sew Amy sew · the Brodrick Design Studio · adirondack inspired
The Crooked Banana · Sewbon · Idle Fancy · girl like the sea
oona aloona · Lauren Dahl · verypurpleperson · la inglesita
Groovybaby...and mama · Buzzmills · La Pantigana · sew a straight line
Dandelion Drift · JustMeJay · B Yazoo · Disaster In A Dress
the quirky peach · Fishsticks Designs · Seamstress Erin · a happy stitch
Casa Crafty · Sarah Jane Sews · YoSaMi · Call Ajaire · miss matatabi
Oh, and there's a fabulous giveaway too!
Now, get sewing!